Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. The album features Jimi Hendrix‘s innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music. By mid-1966, Hendrix was struggling to earn a living playing the R&B circuit as a backing guitarist. After being referred to Chas Chandler, who was leaving the Animals and interested in managing and producing artists, Hendrix was signed to a management and production contract … Continue reading JIMI HENDRIX: ARE YOU EXPERIENCED


Recorded at The Windings near Wrexham, Wales in 1990, the sessions proved somewhat fraught – the band fell out with the owners of the studio; “it was one of those studio bust-ups … Rob and Martin were up to their old tricks, smashing stuff up and that” said singer Tim Burgess later. However, lack of songs proved to be the major problem. Having been together for less than a year, the band hadn’t had the opportunity to stockpile songs. The album suffered as a result, featuring a few tracks that “had to go on there just to make up the numbers” (Burgess again). The band also … Continue reading CHARLATANS: SOME FRIENDLY


Royal Blood by Royal Blood is the swiftest-selling debut rock release since Noel Gallagher’s eponymous High Flying Birds’ album, which topped the charts in October 2011. Some might say this doesn’t mean much, but 65,000 sales in a week does mean the duo are already due a silver disc award from the BPI. Here’s nine more facts to bring you up to speed with the south coast success story. The album was released in two limited editions: a while vinyl edition of 800 limited to the Rough Trade stores, and a signed edition available via the band’s website. Both are … Continue reading ROYAL BLOOD


On October 24, 2000, a little-known band from California called Linkin Park released their debut full-length, Hybrid Theory. And while the unsuspecting sextet didn’t realise it at the time, that album would go on to become not only the biggest-selling record in the world the following year, but also, more importantly, a generation-defining modern rock classic. Its fusion of razor-edged metal riffing, slick electronic beats, twisting raps, eye-gouging screams and effortless pop sensibility saw it catapult the six nobodies from nowheresville to rock superstardom in a fashion that will probably never be equalled. An absolute dreadnought of a record, to call Hybrid Theory a phenomenon … Continue reading LINKIN PARK: HYBRID THEORY


PART ONE // ICEBREAKER FESTIVAL WINTER // SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY 2020 The Souths Largest Unsigned Metropolitan Music Festival. Advance Tickets – £12 (Fees apply) IMPORTANT – Icebreaker Festival is strictly ages 14 and over. Over 18 tickets must provide ID in exchange for wristband on the day at any of the ticket offices. Under 18 tickets (14-17 year old) will not permit entry into One Eyed Dog all day and all venues expect The Wedgewood Rooms & Edge of the Wedge after 7pm. Ticket Office locations to be announced. R.O.A.R / No Refunds or exchange. Physical tickets will be available … Continue reading ICE BREAKER FESTIVAL


Edward Anderson (born November 27, 1970) is an East Coast hip-hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, better known by his stage names Ed O.G. and Edo G.. Although not widely known in the mainstream, Ed O.G. has a cult following in Boston, and an international fanbase. Born in Roxbury—a working class, predominantly black neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. Anderson then known as Ed Rock started his career in the late 1980s at age 15, in a crew called F.T.I. (Fresh To Impress). They had a song called “Suzi Q” on “Boston Goes Def!” Vinyl LP compilation released in 1986. Three years later, with the help of New York’s Awesome 2 duo (Teddy Ted and Special K) … Continue reading ED O.G